Plans for Vietnam-Brazil friendship association get support

The Vietnam Union of Friendship Organisations (VUFO) supports the establishment of a Vietnam-Brazil Friendship Association, a VUFO official said at a get-together marking the 20th anniversary of Vietnamese-Brazilian diplomatic ties in Hanoi on May 8.

According to VUFO Vice President Tran Dac Loi, the Friendship Association will be officially launched on the 187th anniversary of Brazil’s National Day (September 7).

At the event, VUFO Vice President Loi and the Brazilian Ambassador to Vietnam Joao de Mendonca Lima Neto were enthusiastic at the developments both countries have seen after working together in the fields of politics, economics and culture.

For his part, the Brazilian Ambassador expressed his belief that the friendship, solidarity and cooperation between Brazil and Vietnam will continue to grow further in the future.

Vietnam and Brazil are aiming to increase their two-way trade value to 1 billion USD in 2010 after recording a turnover of 500 million USD in 2008.

Source: Vietnam News Agency

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